“Caleb said: ‘Let’s go up at once ..’ But the men said: ‘We are not able to go.'” Numbers 13
All of a sudden the interstate was a parking lot. From 70 miles per hour to a standstill. For twenty minutes we crawled. The first thing you do is wonder what happened. Is there an accident? Why are we going so slow?
There was a fire engine in the break-down lane. Otherwise the road was clear. There had been an accident, but apparently it was some time ago. There was no debris on the highway. as soon as traffic came to the point where the fire engine was everyone accelerated back up to 70 mph again. Why were we going so slow? There had been a good reason; but there wasn’t a good reason any more.
The Israelites were out of Egypt and headed for the Promised Land. Why not just go there now? That’s what Caleb was saying. There is no good reason to wander around for forty years! But wander they did … because they were afraid.
We don’t suggest making haste foolishly; but what is slowing you down? What is keeping you from the embrace of God’s love? Don’t speed recklessly; but don’t miss the blessing for no good reason.
A blessed Tuesday.